Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year....2008
The concept for this card came from a card I viewed on the site called "self-addressed". I have used this layout using the calendar stamp, and then changing the year stamp to various sentinments......HappyBirthday, Good Luck, etc.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Illustration Friday......Soar

The assignment was to use any justjohanna image to create a project fitting this week's "Illustration Friday" theme: Soar. This is my entry for it, called: My Heart Soars.
Products: rose stamp: justjohanna; card stock: Bazzill; Ribbon: May Arts; chipboard: Scenic Route; glitter accents: Melissa Frances; patterned paper: Basic Grey

A "Thank You" card I created for my Secret Santa ( Hilary) that I had this year who spoiled me royally with scrapbook papers, embellishments plus a gift card for Starbucks.
Products: card stock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Elsie; ribbon: Ki Memories; buttons: Lasting Impressions; metal works: Making Memories

I've been purchasing kits from " Self-Addressed" for sometime now, which is a Card and Mini Album online store. Each month I receive a kit which has several sheets of patterned papers, card stock, stamps and embellishment to make a project. Above is a card that I made from this month kits which featured patterned paper by Chatterbox.

Products: patterned paper: Chatterbox; card stock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; rhinestones: Hero; glitter accents: Melissa Frances; chipboard: chip board basics.

Friday, December 28, 2007

4 X 4 Friday...(punchinella)

Today’s challenge is Sequin Waste! Use sequin waste (punchinella) or a sequin waste stamp on your 4×4 !

Thursday, December 27, 2007


This week’s theme is “flourishes”! Use a “flourish” image(s) somewhere in your art! Mine is a note card.....Product: flourish stamp is my Hero Arts

Wednesday Stamper---Open Theme

On Wednesday's Stamper our theme this week is an open one, in which we can be as creative as we want, show a project we may be working on or play with any new materials we may have purchased or received over the holiday season.
Products: stamps: Artful Illusion and Paper Inspiration; card stock: Bazzill, Paper Co.; Gold Leafing pen

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Family Christmas Photo's

A few Christmas photo's..... my nieces, our dinner table, granddaughter, grandsons and daughter.

Friday, December 21, 2007

4 x 4 Friday

In the spirit of Xmas the challenge is Santa Claus! Create a 4×4 using Old Saint Nick on it for this weeks 4 X 4 Challenge.
Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Theme Thursday-- ATC with WINGS

This week’s theme on "Theme Thursday" is “ATC with wings”! Make an ATC that has wings somewhere on it!
Products: Stamps: Artful Illusions, Stamp Cabana, Stamp Happening: Colouring: Markers Marvy, Copic and Chalk; Card Stock: Bazzill

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday Stampers---LIGHT

This week’s challenge is about LIGHT......... So whether the light is artificial or real let it inspire you to make something in the spirit of Christmas. My light comes from the Birth of Jesus.
Products: Stamp: Stamp Happen; Card Stock: Bazzill; Ribbon: May Arts: Colouring: chalk

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Cotton Fields of Alabama

These layouts are not totally finished but I wanted to show everyone what I've been working on........
Here are two layouts the first of which shows a photo that hangs in the Adams family home showing what picking cotton was like years back. The other is a photo of me experiencing my first cotton picking experience and the fruits of my experience to show the grand kids. The next layout is a picture of the family homestead that they name the "Plezarosa", and a photo of some pecans growing on one of the many trees that still produce on the farm. I also picked some to bring back for my holiday baking this season.

Friday, December 14, 2007

4 X 4 Friday--Blue and Silver

Create a 4×4 using the colors Blue and Silver is the challenge on 4 X 4 FRIDAY. Background is stippled using a mask by Swapp.
Products: stamp: Hero Arts; card stock: Bazzill (blue papers and silver paper UNK), punch: Martha Stewart

Theme Thursday---Friends!

This week’s theme is “friends”! Use a “friends” image or the word friend somewhere in your art to take part in "Theme Thursday" challenge. I used man's faithful friend the dog on my card, as my friend :)
Products: Stamp: Provo Craft; Galloping Horse Card stock: stickers; Marvy: markers and chalk for coloring.

Wednesday Stamper's---UMBRELLAS

We use UMBRELLAS for many different reasons. The challenge this week is to show umbrellas . I chose to stamp Parasols onto an ATC card.
Products: Parasols and Rain Drops: Impression Obsession; Ink: Color Box Chalk; Markers: Marvy

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Stampers' Sampler Take Ten--Winter 2008

I've been fortunate to have had 5 cards published in Stampers' Sampler Take Ten --Winter 2008 Magazine. The cards are above or can been seen on pages, 100 (Different Point of View card names: Bonne Annee, Saint Roch, Floral Dream), 44 (My Country card) and 34 ( Lemons) in the magazine.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday Stampers...New Beginnings

This is the last week on Saturday Stampers, so the theme is “New Beginnings”. I chose to do a mini album and this is the cover of it, for one must remember the past to start new.

Stamp products: artful illusions

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Theme Thursday - “playing cards”!

This week’s theme is “playing cards”! We are to use a playing card(s) in our art! Playing cards may be used, stamped images of playing cards, collage images of playing cards or something that resembles a playing card!
Products: Patterned paper: Design Original, Basic Grey; card stock: Bazzill; stamp: Eclectic Omnibus K-77; Rangers Ink; chalk

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Wednesday Stampers-TOYS ( I want, I want, I WANT)

This weeks challenge on Wednesday's Stampers is TOYS.
Products: Basic Grey: patterned paper & cut out, Mellisa Frances: stickers; Paper ribbon, Ranger's distress ink

Design Team Members Announced for justjohanna

Johanna from justjohanna rubberstamps announced the new Design Team on her blog: Design Team. Congratulations to everyone.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Saturday Stampers----Christmas, with a twist

We must make a project to look " Christmassy using only colours and patterns. We also can’t use the word “Christmas" in this project."
Products: Patterned paper: Sweetwater; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: gross grain

Themed Thursday-Winter/Snow in non-traditional colors!

This week’s theme is “winter/snow in non-traditional colors”! I chose to make an 8 x 8 layout, a title and picture will be added at a later date.
Products: Patterned paper: Basic Grey; card stock: Bazzill; Stamp: Savvy (snowflake); Rain Dots: Cloud 9.

4 x 4 Friday (RED)

Friday's challenge was RED!!! One had to predominantly use the color red in one's creation!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I leave you with this card for the week........May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

November Card Sketch

Two cards featured on the, by me for their November sketch using justjohanna stamps. The sketch was created by Mel from limetart.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday Stampers--Tone on Tone

This week’s theme for our stamping project is “Tone on Tone”. We are to take one colour, any colour, and use different shades of that colour in our project. Everything as in inks, papers and embellishments should be tones of the same colour. I am using Basic Grey Figgy Pudding: patterned paper; Bazzill: card stock; Chatterbox: ink; Sheer Creations: Ribbon; Stamp: unk
This I feel is one of those card that looks better hands on to see the softness of the colours. I will admit also that I found this a challenge also for I'm not found of tone on tone cards generally.

Friday, November 16, 2007

4 x 4 Challenge---Trees

For the 4 x 4 challenge this week, I chose to do a Christmas card, using scrap paper from MME and shaping it into a tree. Other products used are Doodlebug Sugar Paper, Bazzill card stock and a rub-on from Melissa Frances.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Theme Thursday - “boys”

This week’s theme is “boys”! I'm to use a “boy” image somewhere in my art! Having a shortage of male images I was limited to what I could do for this theme, but I found this stamp by: JRL Designs in my stash and with the help of "elsie's patterned paper" I came up with this funky but sweet card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This card was made using a sheet of transparency for my card base. Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart. Glitter paper (for snowflakes), Ribbon: May Arts.

Wednesday Stampers....Chair

The challenge is to use a chair in our I have "The Queen of Beaches" sitting on her throne at the beach in this ATC. (Artist Trading Card)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Plumber In The House

Having a second home we are opened to vandalism and that is what happened to us recently. But our vandals/thieves where only after copper pipes and that's what they got, for they tore out all our plumping in our home. Needless to say causing extensive damage and now the house is inhabitable until we can fix it.
So having these stamps by justjohanna, just put me in the mood to make a card for this hurdle.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday Stampers---Tag

The theme for this week is Tag It. You have to use a tag on your project, or make a tag. Here I made a mini album (3 fold outs and one will be pictured)..... in the one opening I inserted 2 tags ( #4 view), to either journal on or place a picture.
Products: patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; chip toppers: Bazzill; shimmer shapes: Scrap Works; Vintage transfers: Melissa Frances; blossoms: Making Memories; vellum quotes: Die Cuts With A View; chip board: Plane Jane; punches: Martha Stewart (boarder and snowflake): stamps: Hero (not shown in these views)

Friday, November 9, 2007

4 X 4 Friday Challenge

This week’s challenge is Faces! Create a 4×4 with a face!
Stamped images: Artful Illusion, colors done with chalk; Ink: Versafine; card stock: Paper company and Bazzill

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Theme Thursday - “Number 1″!

This week’s theme is “number 1”! Use “number 1″ somewhere in our art! I chose to go back in time to 1945.....with the help of JUST FOR FUN stamps.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wednesday Stampers --- Leaves

This weeks challenge on Wednesday Stampers is Leaves....I chose to use a Fern leaf .....and I used a technique on this card called Soot Stamping.
Soot stamping is done by using a piece of white glossy card stock. Using a clean stamp to get a good impression on the soot. A candle is also needed and a sealer.
How to do it: Have the candle lit....and take your piece of card stock (remember to use the glossy side) and hold it at an angle over the flame. Keep the paper moving at ALL TIMES! Moving it in a circular motion, till you see the soot start to form on the front of the glossy side. Once the soot is on the front of the card try to avoid touching it with your fingertips as it will remove the soot. Take a CLEAN stamp and press it into the soot (which will give you a negative image of your stamp). Seal the image with a sealant either a glossy or matte spray fixative. I use a Krylon gloss sealer, spray lightly and let it dry in between coats. Mount your image onto a card. Warning...remember you are working with a candle and paper which are very flammable.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's Tinker Bell....

Posting a picture of my Granddaughter on Halloween.....since we live miles apart I depend on family to send me pictures and this one just arrived.

Monday, November 5, 2007


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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Saturday Stampers--Collage

This week’s theme is “Collage”....I chose to do a tag this week, however since I used an iridescence back drop the effects from the scan are not desirable to me, but yet hands on very pretty.

Friday, November 2, 2007

4 x 4 Friday- Faux Postage

This week’s challenge from 4 x 4 Friday is Faux Postage! We are to use faux postage somewhere our 4×4 cards!
Products: stamps: Artful Illusions, Limited Edition, Rubber Stampede; flower: Prima; card stock: Close to My Heart and Paper Company; Chalk: Print'N Tint

Sweet Baby Tag

Products: justjohanna stamp, May Arts ribbon, card stock: Bazzill and Paper Co.